toise

noun \ˈtȯiz\

Definition of toise

plural

-s

  1. :  an old French unit of length equal to 6 French feet, 6.396 U.S. feet, or 1.949 meters

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Origin and Etymology of toise

Middle French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tensa, tesa, from Latin tensa, feminine of tensus, past participle of tendere to stretch — more at thin


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